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An Important statement from the Chairman of Downers Grove youth Baseball:

Dear Parents,

The safety of all children participating in Downers Grove Youth Baseball has always been the number one priority of the board of directors of DGYB.

On February 14, 2018 the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sports Authorization act of 2017” was signed into law and became effective immediately.

We are required to have back ground checks of all managers and coaches which DGYB was already administering.  We will continue to have this program as a requirement to manage and coach for DGYB. We are also required to have a safe sports policy in place, which we have included links on our site.  All volunteers will receive this plan along with educational documentation.

Also, please find the following links on our site: Parents Guide to Child Abuse/Molestation Risk Management Program along with the Abuse/Molestation risk Management Program document.  Before the season begins these programs will be discussed with the coaches and they will sign off that they have received this information.

Regards,

Jim Tremmel

Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

Parents guide and Volunteer Back Round Check Form

Please use the above link to access both parent guide and volunteer back round check form. Thank You.

General Information Inquiries

email info@dgyb.org or click the envelope


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DGYB Board of Directors fills vacant Vice-Chairman position.

The September regular meeting of the DGYB Board of Directors included a motion to fill a vacant position on the Executive Committee. Justin Miller has served as the Developmental League president for several years. Prior to Sunday's meeting Justin resigned his league position clearing the way for his move into the long vacant role of Vice-Chairman and member of the Executive Committee.  The board welcomes Justin  into his new role helping to guide the 70 year old youth sports organization in these challenging times.  Justin and the board will finalize a search effort to fill the leadership role for the Developmental league.

2022 DGYB Fall Ball Registration

Welcome to the Fall Ball League of DGYB.  Our Fall Ball age divisions are different from our Spring Season divisions. The Fall 2022 baseball age is the player's age as of August 31, 2022. Click here or on the baseball to the right to Register.

6 and 7 year-olds will use Rookie League Fields and will be a combination of coach pitch and player pitch. This level is NOT appropriate for those entering Kindergarten- birth certificates are required at the first practice for new players.

8 and 9 year-olds will play together using AA fields (65' bases, 46' mound). 10 and 11 year-olds will use AAA fields (70' bases, 48' mound), and 12 and 13 year-olds will use a Prep 13 field (80' bases and 54' mound).

Please continue reading below for more details before registering.

More information about the Leagues can be found at the Fall Ball League webpage.

2022 DGYB Fall Ball Registration

Welcome to the Fall Ball League of DGYB.  Our Fall Ball age divisions are different from our Spring Season divisions. The Fall 2022 baseball age is the player's age as of August 31, 2022. Click here or on the baseball to the right to Register.

6 and 7 year-olds will use Rookie League Fields and will be a combination of coach pitch and player pitch. This level is NOT appropriate for those entering Kindergarten- birth certificates are required at the first practice for new players.

8 and 9 year-olds will play together using AA fields (65' bases, 46' mound). 10 and 11 year-olds will use AAA fields (70' bases, 48' mound), and 12 and 13 year-olds will use a Prep 13 field (80' bases and 54' mound).

Please continue reading below for more details before registering.

More information about the Leagues can be found at the Fall Ball League webpage.

AGE GROUPS FOR DGYB FALL LEAGUES

Age Group Rules
Ages 6 - 7 Please see note above
Ages 8 - 9 AA rules
Ages 10 - 11 AAA rules
Ages 12 - 13 Prep 13 rules

2022 Fall Ball Ages and Fees

From To DGYB Age In District Out of District
September 1, 2015 August 31, 2016 6 $85 $125
September 1, 2014 August 31, 2015 7 $85 $125
September 1, 2013 August 31, 2014 8 $95 $135
September 1, 2012 August 31, 2013 9 $95 $135
September 1, 2011 August 31, 2012 10 $95 $135
September 1, 2010 August 31, 2011 11 $95 $135
September 1, 2009 August 31, 2010 12 $115 $155
September 1, 2008 August 31, 2009 13 $115 $155

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

FALL BALL FACTS

  • We play games only on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays. In 2022, the season runs September 10 through October 16 with practices starting the week of August 29.
  • Generally two practices a week until games start, one during the week and the other on the weekend.
  • Once games start, practices are once a week, during early evening as daylight permits.
  • Fall fields are McCollum, Randall, and Gilbert Parks, and El Sierra, Hillcrest, Kingsley and Indian Trail Schools
  • Registration closes August 19, and coaches will contact you through email with team, practice and game information by August 26.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES

  • Registration for Fall Ball 2022 is to be completed on-line via our secure website hosted by SportsEngine, by August 19, 2022.
  • Please complete each section of the form.
  • To support our mission, each player and parent/guardian must review and agree to the established Code of Conduct and Waiver provided in this registration form.
  • In order to receive updates from your coach, league and event information, please check 'yes' in the box in the parent/guardian profile section. DGYB is respectful of your privacy and will not use your contact information to solicit information.
  • DGYB is a 100% volunteer organization and relies on the dedication of our families. Please consider selecting Volunteer opportunities of your interest. Our players would not have a program without the efforts of all of our members.  We are extremely grateful for your support to DGYB.
  • Visa, MasterCard, or Discover payments are accepted. Online payments only. Please no OFFLINE orders. Thank you.

Play Ball,

DGYB Board of Directors

Thank You to All Who Attended the 2022 DGYB White Sox Family Outing on June 24th!

Thank you to all who registered.  Your tickets will be distributed at your child's DGYB game on Saturday, June 18th. (If he doesn't have a game that day we will arrange delivery with his manager. )

Game details below:

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2022- CHICAGO WHITE SOX v. BALTIMORE ORIOLES

  • Pre-Game Parade @ 6:00 PM- DGYB players, families, and coaches parade around the field. Assemble at 5:45 at the Guaranteed Rate Field- Gate 1 (behind center field). A separate Parade Ticket will be issued to you for each game ticket, and must be shown to participate.
  • Game Time @ 7:10pm
  • REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR DGYB SOX HAT & JERSEY TO THE GAME!
  • Guaranteed Rate Field is a cashless system. No cash is accepted within the stadium. The White Sox Ballpark FAQs likely answer other stadium-related questions found here.
  • Questions? Email us at DGYBINFORMATION@GMAIL.COM

Please note before ordering:

  • Tickets are $35
  • Have your player's League Name and Team Manager's name before ordering your tickets. If you do not have a registered player, you may purchase tickets as a guest, and an account is not required.
  • To navigate through the registration pages, select the 'Continue' button at the bottom of each screen. (Disregard the menu on the left side, as that is a guide to show you where you are in the process and number of steps remaining).
  • Visa, MasterCard,or Discover payments are accepted. Online payments only. Please NO OFFLINE orders. Thank you.
  • Questions? Email us at DGYBINFORMATION@GMAIL.COM

DGYB Board of Directors General Membership Meeting and Election

The DGYB Board of Directors held the annual General Membership meeting with election of officers on Wednesday April 20th and Thursday April 21st. 7PM at the Perfect Swing 8251 Lemont Rd. Darien.  Nearly forty active members were on hand over the two evenings to vote for officers. Treasurer and Vice-Chairman were scheduled for election.  Director and Nominating Committee member Jay Mears officiated the election. With no candidate for Vice-Chairman approved candidate and returning Treasurer Jim Sharwarko was unanimously approved for another 24 month term on the Executive Committee.  Chairman Jim Tremmell delivered state of the program remarks while Director Sharwarko delivered a financial report that shows the organization is financially sound. A few questions from those in attendance were addressed by the Chairman and various directors. Many Thanks to those that attended this successful event.

From To DGYB Age League Fees
2015-09-01 2016-08-31 6 Instructional $135
2014-09-01 2015-08-31 7 Instructional $135
2013-09-01 2014-08-31 8 Rookie $170
2012-09-01 2013-08-31 9 Youth $190
2011-09-01 2012-08-31 10 Youth $190
2010-09-01 2011-08-31 11 Youth $190
2009-09-01 2010-08-31 12 Youth $190
2008-05-01 2009-08-31 13 Babe Ruth $255
2007-05-01 2008-04-30 14 Babe Ruth $255
2006-05-01 2007-04-30 15 Babe Ruth $255
2005-05-01 2006-04-30 16 Babe Ruth $255

Players who reside outside DG Park District boundaries are charged an additional $40 Park District Fee

DGYB IS LOOKING FOR NEW UMPIRES IN THE SPRING

DGYB is looking for new umpires in 2022. Umpires 12 to 14 can register for the Umpire Class of 2022 forming now. (must be 12 years old by 5/1/2022). DGYB provides training, necessary equipment and uniform to all umpires. This year's training class begins February 10, 2022. For more information, please visit our page here Umpire Program Info
 

 

Email contacts

Our normal email server is experiencing difficulty. While we work on a resolution, please email us at dgybinformation@gmail.com

For fall ball email us at dgybfallbaseball@gmail.com

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Bat Rules for ages 9 - 12, North and South Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA)

All new bats that bear the USABaseball licensing mark are permissible for play in the DGYB Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA). Barrels may have a diameter of 2 1/4 inches to 2 5/8 inches.

Bats that were previously allowable in DGYB Youth Leagues with diameters limited to 2 1/4 inches will still be permissible in 2022.

Bat rules for Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) allow bats marked with the USABaseball mark or "BBCOR .50" mark, limited to 2 5/8 barrel diameter.

If you have questions email info@dgyb.org

Click on the baseball to register.

Click on the baseball to register.

2022 TEAM SPONSOR DRIVE

Many Thanks to our 2021 community partners and team sponsors.

We must cut off 2022 season sponsor shirt printing effective 3/25. We will be sure to add you to our website and social media list and efforts to promote your organization or business.

Please use the link below and help DGYB continue to improve youth baseball in your community. We are holding our participation fee's steady for 2022 in an effort to keep baseball affordable for everyone in our community. Support our partners visit the partners directory. Become a DGYB community partner sponsor one or more teams today.

Thank You DGYB Board of Directors

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